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Old 09-10-07, 06:02 PM   #1
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What do you do with a political science degree?

So if one goes ahead and gets a degree in political science....what next?
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Old 09-10-07, 06:05 PM   #2
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You get far too much insight into the political process and the so-called people involved, and go mad.

As a Political Mad Scientist, you then run for office. Or even more useless, an analyst or a consultant. *shudder*
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Old 09-10-07, 06:08 PM   #3
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Once you are in political office, you have tons of privelages like, hitting on officers in bathrooms, and getting Bjs from ladies named Monica, and being anti-gay marriage, yet being gay yourself. Then at the end of the day, you get to deny everything.

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Old 09-10-07, 06:25 PM   #4
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So if one goes ahead and gets a degree in political science....what next?
One doesn't. Get a BS in something you can apply, then, if you're so inclined, run for office and cheat the people to your heart's content!
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Old 09-10-07, 06:28 PM   #5
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You work on campaigns.
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Hmmm. No sarcasm or disillusionment in this thread...
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Old 09-10-07, 06:38 PM   #8
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No, that position was already taken by maximan1.

to the OP: dunno... the guy I live with was majoring in PS for a while, but switched to Actuarial Science. Now that sounds like a ****ty thing to be studying.
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Old 09-10-07, 06:41 PM   #9
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So if one goes ahead and gets a degree in political science....what next?
Go to law school.
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Old 09-10-07, 06:41 PM   #10
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I'm finishing my degree in poli-sci right now. From there i'll do two things, get a law degree, or get my masters in poli-sci and teach it. It's a pretty specific degree, but if politics interest you, go for it. My friend is a lawyer and his concentration was domestic politics. I'm doing foreign. I love it, but it really depends on the person.....
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Old 09-10-07, 07:23 PM   #11
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I was a Poly Sci (or Government, as my school called it) major. Was planning on law school, but just didn't want to go to school any more.

Joined the Navy and have done OK so far.
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Old 09-10-07, 07:43 PM   #12
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Doing political science doesn't mean you have to do politics... At least in my case, I did it because I was interested in it. I think it's sad that people view a liberal arts education as fundamentally useless. IMHO, university should be more than training for a particular job. That said, a political science degree would be a good background for any of the following:

- Political office (obviously) -- but it's important to realize this isn't just at the federal or state level
- Media
- Public relations / communications / marketing
- NGOs (anywhere from local grass-roots organizations to UN agencies)
- Law
- Teaching
- Urban planning
- Economics

That's a fairly short list off the top of my head. Beyond these possibilities, I think a political science degree could prove useful anywhere that prizes clear communication and critical analysis of ideas.
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but switched to Actuarial Science. Now that sounds like a ****ty thing to be studying.
Except for the part where you get rich after you graduate. Acturarial is high demand, high wage job.
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Old 09-10-07, 08:03 PM   #15
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Old 09-10-07, 08:06 PM   #16
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My BS in Poli Sci got me my job as an Analyst. Probably get richer at Mcdonalds but I like my job.
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wait until you get it and start the "jsharr for president in (insert year here) campaign!" time well spent! a chainring on every plate!

maybe pete fagerlin can run against him. you can run that campaign too!
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My BS in Poli Sci got me my job as an Analyst. Probably get richer at Mcdonalds but I like my job.
if you know any openings in your field, send me a PM. haha.
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Old 09-10-07, 08:27 PM   #21
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... I think a political science degree could prove useful anywhere that prizes clear communication and critical analysis of ideas.
But you're from Canada, where there is occasionally real discussion of issues. Much less opportunity for that here in the States.
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But you're from Canada, where there is occasionally real discussion of issues. Much less opportunity for that here in the States.
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I have a Political Science degree and I currently work in Sales and Marketing.

I was going the law school route, but quit to pursue medical school.
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Old 09-10-07, 10:09 PM   #25
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Phantomcow, are you considering going polisci? I think that would be a huge mistake. You are an engineer, there's no getting around it.
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